Update #1-Final Update:  The LUT Vendor rebooted the Windows server because the operating system was unresponsive. Alaska 3 returned to normal operations at 1011 UTC.

Topic:  SARSAT Alaska 3 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued:  March 29, 2024 1044Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:   March 29, 2024 0521Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  March 29, 2024 1011Z

Length of Outage:  4 hours and 50 minutes

Details/Specifics of Change: The  Alaska 3  LEO Ground Station is not sending pass solution data. The Lut Vendor is investigating.

Impact: Minor - Dual satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting timeliness affected.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 

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